Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Crab Cake Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

1-1/2 pounds lump crab meat

2 slices white bread, with crust removed, chopped
1 medium egg, beaten

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon mustard

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco or hot sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise

juice from 1 medium lemon (about 2-3 tablespoons)

1/4 cup olive oil

Cooking Instructions:

Prepare crab meat for cooking by removing pieces of shell or cartilage. While picking through crab meat try to leave lumps intact.

Take two slices of white bread and remove outer crust and discard crust. Finely chop the remaining bread and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, Tabasco sauce, mayonnaise and lemon juice.

Add chopped bread and crab meat to bowl. Gently mix together all ingredients and shape mixture into 8 large or 12 medium crab cakes. Place crab cakes on wax paper and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Place crab cakes in skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Do not overcrowd skillet while cooking.

Serve crab cakes with your favorite seafood sauce such as mustard, remoulade or tartar sauce. If you're pressed for time forgo the 1 hour refrigeration time.

Obesity and Cardiovascular Health

Overweight and obese people have an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart attack, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, angina and abnormal heart rhythm 26. Obesity often increases CVD risk because of its negative effect on blood lipid levels, including increasing triglyceride levels and decreasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. As a corollary, people with an excessive amount of body fat have higher levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and lower levels of
HDL cholesterol in the blood, which may cause inflammation, and an increased risk for developing CVD27.

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Friday, May 21, 2010


TIP #2

Be creative!

Vary your workouts and keep them interesting. Go for a brisk walk with a friend. Try boot camp fitness with a group of other women like yourself. The reason for that is the common goal feeling it will bring you. Try aqua-aerobics this form of exercise is very safe and can be challenging not to mention fun!. Join a women’s gym. Choose a form of exercise that is comfortable yet challenging for your body and your fitness level.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


TIP #1

It is a well known fact that keeping fit is crucial to maintaining overall health. This is true for everybody : men and women, young and old. It is also true for plus-sized women.

Some people believe that if they are overweight, they cannot exercise. Sometimes, women who are uncomfortable about their size feel embarrassed to be physically active.
The truth is that larger women can and should exercise. The benefits will include increased levels of energy, lower blood pressure, cardiovascular workout, muscle and bone strengthening. Exercise can also bring a feeling of wellbeing and increased levels of confidence. In order to maximize the benefits of exercise, there are some important points to remember.

1. Exercise a few times a week
Try to exercise at least three times a week for a minimum of 35-45 minutes at a time. The frequency of your exercise sessions is important. The more often you exercise, the greater the benefits.

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